India v New Zealand, 3rd ODI - New Zealand Player Ratings
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With the ODI series poised beautifully at 1-1, it was time for the 3rd game between India and New Zealand at Mohali as both teams looked to go 2-1 up in the series. The Kiwis were having a terrible time in India in terms of positive results, but the win in the last game, there first one on the tour, had given him some hope and motivation for the Mohali encounter.
However, little did they knew what Virat Kohli had in store for them! That said, here is the player ratings of New Zealand’s side for today’s game:
Martin Guptill: 3.5/10
The Kiwi opener is having a nightmarish time in this Indian tour.
While the lanky hitter got himself out rather cheaply in the first Two ODI’s, the tide seemed to have turned in Mohali when Guptill hit Pandya for a six at the start of the innings, thus making his intentions clear.
However, it was Umesh Yadav again who trapped him in front as Guptill failed to connect the bat on the ball. Lots of promises but yet, another failure for Guptill!
Tom Latham: 7/10
Tom Latham and Martin Guptill; what a contrasting opening partners! While Guptill is hanging on for his dear life, the 24-year-old Tom Latham is having a time of his life in India. The left-handers’ dream tour continued in Mohali as he notched up another half century at the top, making it 3 in 3 games.
A yet another frustrating and soft dismissal followed that well-crafted innings as Latham failed to convert it into a big score. Time for Latham to jump to another level, we reckon.
Kane Williamson: 4.5/10
The Kiwi captain started his innings positively, continuing from where he left off in the last game before getting trapped in front of the stumps while attempting a sweep to Kedar Jadhav.
It was a disappointing outing from one of the best batsmen in the world although, he made it up a little bit on the field with his agility and shrewd tactics. Still, not good enough!
Ross Taylor: 4.5/10
Another senior batsman in the Kiwi lineup who has failed to guide the younger lots in India. Just like Martin Guptill, Taylor was in the need of a big innings at Mohali and just like Guptill, he started positively, got to 44 and then gave it away cheaply yet again! New Zealand needs a big inning from Ross Taylor in the next two games.
Corey Anderson: 2/10
Since he has been back from a 6-month injury layoff, Corey Anderson has been playing in New Zealand’s starting eleven purely as a batsman, although, the powerful hitter hasn’t been doing a great job at it.
The left-hander needed to partner Latham in the middle, but instead, he got out to Kedar Jadhav on a juicy full toss. Criminal mistake!
Luke Ronchi: 2/10
Luke Ronchi was one of the few batsmen who managed to impress in the Test matches but, the ODIs haven’t been kind to the wicket keeper batsman.
A Mishra master class combined with Dhoni’s fast hand lead to Ronchi’s downfall in Mohali. With BJ Watling breathing down his neck, Luke needs to get his act together fast.
James Neesham: 7/10
James Neesham again showed today what New Zealand have been missing from Corey Anderson with his batting. The left handed all rounder stewed an 85 runs partnership with Matt Henry for the 9th wicket to drag the Kiwis to a fighting total after they were left reeling at 199-8. Unfortunately, Neesham couldn’t work his magic with the ball in the second innings.
Mitchell Santner: 4/10
Another one of the Test match heroes for the Kiwis is struggling to repeat the same feat in the ODI Cricket as the left-hander failed to add some crucial runs down the order with the bat.
In the second innings, the trio of MSD, Virat Kohli and Dew absolutely neglected Santner’s impact with the ball. Not a good showing by the left armer.
Tim Southee: 5/10
Tim Southee, the senior-most bowler in the New Zealand lineup, was impressive with the ball, prizing away the crucial wicket of Rohit Sharma. But, not much support from the other end meant that Southee couldn’t add more to his wicket tally.
Matt Henry: 7/10
If it wasn’t for Matt Henry and Jimmy Neesham, the Kiwis would be reeling around 200, but thanks to the pacers unlikely contribution with the bat, New Zealand could put up a fight.
Henry also started well with the ball, consuming Ajinkya Rahane in his first over, but he couldn’t keep up the good work later on. He did remove Dhoni at the end, but by that time, the damage had been done.
Trent Boult: 3/10
Probably the best Kiwi bowler, Trent Boult has had a good tour of India, but the left-arm seamer was taken apart by Virat Kohli at Mohali tonight. A game to forget for Trent Boult.